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in los angeles thanks. >>> hundreds of volunteers who you are ared to new york after superstorm sandy are settling into their home away from home. when they are not helping with recovery efforts they are recouperating on the uss wright. it is equiped with sleeping quarters and a common area. anna is live with an inside look. >> hello everybody at home. finding space for the thousands of volunteers who stepped up in the aftermath of superstorm sandy has proven to be a tall order. that's where this ship comes in, the ss wright. it is now home away from home for a couple hundred volunteers from the american red cross and fema core. they are staying together and eating together and playing games and watching sports together, yet it is in patriotic living quarters. and they are manning the 27 disaster recovery centers set up in the tri-state area. many are young and even just right out of high school. it is an interesting dynamic as many of the red cross volunteers are older. retired health care workers. it can be trying. being around storm victims and devastation at times is emotionally e
counseling resources are available. >>> it's been a month since superstorm sandy ripped through the northeast, but it seems like an eternity for residents trying to clean up. our national correspondent susan candiotti traveled to staten island to see if a fema-backed program is really working. >> if we were here when the storm had ended, everybody here would be under water standing straight up. >> reporter: weeks after superstorm sandy flooded his basement, robert is one of the first 150 homeowners getting his home fixed as part of a rapid repairs program run by the city and mainly funded by fema. the repairs aren't fancy, just a basic fix to restore electricity, heat, and hot water to make homes livable. thousands wait in the wings, hoping for similar repairs. at a town hall meeting, frustration was everywhere. >> we are extremely, extremely frustrated. this is what you need to understand. >> how do you think the program is going so far? >> i think so far the program is going well. >> reporter: but new york city deputy mayor cass holloway is well aware emotions are high. >> some of these fru
for around $50 billion to aid states ravaged by superstorm sandy. a partisan battle could ensue over the request. it falls short of the combined $82 billion sought for rebuilding efforts in new york, new jersey, and connecticut. a new federal study has found that the practice known as fracking can cause earthquakes. oil and gas operations caused the majority if not all earthquakes in certain areas of new mexico and colorado between 2001 and 2011. the report's co-author called fracking is as high risk that we need to be considering. washington state put into effect two news laws today with major national significance. as of midnight, possession of up to 1 ounce of marijuana is now legal in washington state, following the approval of a state ballot initiative last month. in enacting the measure, washington is the first state to decriminalize recreational marijuana use and the first to do so anywhere by popular vote. meanwhile, same-sex marriage is also now legal in washington as of midnight after also having been approved by voters on election day one month ago. those are some of the h
of the week. >> two area families joined forces to help victims of superstorm sandy celebrate the holidays. they collected donations and stuffed a truck full of toys. we first introduced you to 5-year-old sadey and 6-year-old tyler on 11 news earlier this week. when they learned each family was gathering toys to give to children who lost everything in the storm, they teamed up with the goal to fill this truck outside of target in white matt schaub. >> schaub -- marsh. >> we never thought we'd be able to fill a trailer so we are stuffing this truck today and taking it out next weekend to the kids who lost everything. >> sadey's mom says they're grateful for all of the and the families plan to drive the truck next weekend to point pleasant, new jersey. >> and hundreds of families with loved ones deployed overseas by the military have christmas trees in their homes this morning thanks to local business. the staff of the hubbard funeral home worked with the national guard to identify families that might need extra help in the holiday season. yesterday, they gave away close to 300 trees. >> it'
, superstorm sandy. it looks like those are coming down again. the big jobs report will be tomorrow, which will give us the real gauge of what's happen iin here. they expect only 77,000 jobs added. and the unemployment rate, they think, will tick back up to 8%. 77,000. why? because of superstorm sandy. you didn't have hiring, people getting jobs in the northeast because during that time the last month or so. >> jack welch right now, they went up after the election. >> those chicago people. >>> all morning we've been following major developments in both syria, in egypt and syria there are new fears that they could unleash nerve gas on some of the rebels. that's a report from nbc news, that syria is loading the component chemicals. cnn has not confirmed that report yet. egypt, protoasters have started to gather outside the presidential palace in cairo. lots of anger building after the new president gave himself extra powers. the protests were very violent last night. the clashes killed at least five people. nic burns, former u.s. ambassador to nato, now a professor of foreign relations. cnn
information into "the situation room." >>> and a jersey shore home survives superstorm sandy, but vanishes in the days afterwards. welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> the united states is now updating plans for a potential strike against syria due to intelligence showing the regime filled aerial bombs with deadly serin gas. barbara starr is getting new information from the pentagon, joining us with the latest. what is the latest on the disturbing development? >> wolf, let's emphasize, updating plans potentially if defense is ordered. for defense secretary leon panet panetta, the priority is to determine serious intent. with the u.s. now believing the syrian government has chemical filled bombs, cnn has learned the pentagon is secretly updating military strike options for president obama in the event he orders action. a senior u.s. official tells cnn a strike could be carried out with the ships and aircraft already stationed in the region. but planning is
building to save lives, invites superstorm sandy victims into his home and rushes to aid a pedestrian hit by a car. heroism so out of the norm, it's been lampooned by booker himself and new jersey governor chris christie. >> gov, sit tight. i got this. >> booker. >> governor, stand back! i got this. i got this. >> booker! >> now booker says he will honor a challenge he made to one of his million plus twitter followers to live on food stamps for a week to see how the other half lives. although it's fair to ask, as mayor of newark, doesn't he already know? the s.n.a.p. challenge, as booker calls it, means eating on just $4.32 a day. he he says he's doing to, quote, raise awareness and understanding of food insecurity, reduce the stigma of s.n.a.p. participation, and amplify compassion for individuals and communities in need of assistance. he was told by a constituent that nutrition is not a responsibility of the government. he seems to be itching to prove her wrong. he could run against the govern governor. i'm not saying he's insincere. i'm just wondering what living for just a week in som
of our best values of the year. this is the pursuit of perfection. >> greta: victims of superstorm sandy blasting the feds in a 60 seconds. first, let's go to the new york newsroom where ainsley earhardt is standing by with the headlines. >> police arresting software guru john mcafee in guatemala. he crossed into the country to evade authorities in belize who want to question him in connection with the murder of his neighbor. mcafee maintains he's innocent and he says that he left because he's afraid police will kill him if he's caught. authorities in guatemala say he was arrested for illegal entering the country. >>> the national weather service looking to change its hurricane warning system in the wake of superstorm. the agency said that it might start issuing watches and warnings for life threatening storms even when they're no longer hurricanes or tropical storms. critics argue that people in the northeast didn't realize the dangers of sandy. the storm killed more than 125 people in the u.s. i'm ainsley earhardt. now back to greta. thanks for watching fox. have a great night. >> you'
the hurricane. >> i think that's a great question. the fact that the impact of the superstorm sandy was minimal, i think the biggest issue was the fact we did see people leave the workforce this month. i don't think you would have seen quite that drop in numbers if superstorm sandy hadn't happen. i think we actually would have seen unemployment rate closer to 7.9%. >> what about the new report that shows home prices jumping the fastest in seven years. what does it tell you about long-term health of the housing market. >> we've been hearing economists trumping returning housing market is the bright spot. this is a report from core logic showing home prices up -- have done the biggest year over year jump in six years. we're seeing the biggest jumps in nevada, california, arizona. actually oil states like the dakotas. overall about 45 out of 50 states have shown increases in home prices. i think this is really good news. i think americans should also remember that real estate and recovering real estate is very local. so we're seeing most of the growth in large cities. >> what about this gift from
're going to find out how hard superstorm sandy slammed the economy with the government's november jobs report due out. economists fear sandy battered hiring with estimates of 80,000 to 93,000 jobs added, compared to 171,000 in october. but some good news, though, yesterday from yesterday's weekly jobless claims, which held steady right around the prestorm level. >>> elsewhere, apple says it will begin making one of its mac lines right here in the u.s. next year. that will be good. >>> bowing to growing criticism across the pond, starbucks is foregoing certain tax deductions that help to reduce its tax bill to zero in britain, and they've agreed to pay $32 million of money they do not owe. >>> the securities and exchange says netflix chief reed hastings may have violated fair disclosure rules with a facebook post back in july, boasting monthly streaming hours passed 1 billion for the first time. netflix stock soared 6% that day. >>> ibm is revamping its retirement program with plans to now contribute to employee 401(k) accounts just once a year in a lump sum payment, disqualifying worke
. >> reporter: good morning. we'll find out today just how much superstorm sandy slowed job growth when the labor department releases the november employment report. on thursday the government reported weekly applications for jobless benefits fell sharply. the decline suggests the return to modest job growth that plunged during sandy's aftermath. some economists believe fewer than 100,000 jobs were added in november but others say if not for sandy job gains would have been at their highest since february. asian markets were lower. tokyo's nikkei lost a fraction while the hong kong hang seng also shed a fraction. michigan a long time bedrock of union employment could soon become the nation's 24th right to work state. protesters rallied at the state house and senate on thursday. both chambers passed separate bills banning mandatory union dues from non-union members. the republican governor said he would sign the bill when they are sent to him. tech stocks gave wall street a modest lift. the dow finished 39 points higher on thursday while the nasdaq was up 15 points. apple one of the tech
, will show that employers added fewer than 100,000 workers in november. superstorm sandy may be part of the reason job creation slowed. but worry over the fiscal cliff may have also had an immaterial pact. some economists believe that 200,000 fewer jobs thhave been created this year, due to uncertainty about the fiscal cliff. >> it's very important we get it done now. >> reporter: republicans and democrats are talking again. but still, no breakthrough. the parties are locked in a stalemate. president obama is demanding that higher tax rates for the wealthy and a permanent extension of the debt ceiling, the government's ability to borrow money, be part of the deal. >> he's assuming unprecedented power to spend taxpayer dollars out any limit at all. >> reporter: republicans who say they're open to raising tax revenue say they will only do so in exchange for deep spending cuts. if washington can't strike a deal, one casualty will be compensation for the long-term unemployed. that means people like linda vega, are worried. >> christmas and things of that nature are probably off the table
% analysts were looking for. superstorm sandy having an impact as well. customers in the northeast headed to dealerships with insurance checks in hand giving them so-called wealth effect. we have the foxnews.com automotive editor with sandy ace impact on car sales and overall industry check as well. great to see you. >> you too. lori: talk about sandy. we saw cars literally floating out to see. you automatically thought this would be a boon for the auto industry. what was your take? >> definitely helped. there were 200 to 250,000 cars destroyed. not quite that many were sold last month but played into the increase we saw to a certain extent. used car sales were not up as much. true car.com estimating 4%. lori: give the time of year i was reading that the storm and length of time on average people holding onto the cars is like 11 years is actually giving support to overall car prices. can you comment on that? >> yes. sales, transaction prices were up. so were incentives. so kind of balanced itself a little more. people are spending more on cars. shoving a lot of technology into them. you c
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,000 jobs last month. economists were expecting more than that. at some point through superstorm sandy and how that may have impacted the results in the northeast or the adp report is seen as an indicator for jobs report. we were given new unemployment rate that i can share with you. greg: citigroup says it is cutting 11,000 jobs. about 40% of the global workforce. this they are expected to save $1.1 billion per year, and is the first major action since the banking giant named a new ceo. the group is not saying exactly how many of these lost jobs will be here in the united states are you with that they plan to close 44 branches. we do pretty big news from citigroup. republican leaders calling on obama to sit down for a face-to-face negotiation on the fiscal cliff. this is just weeks ago before the deadline. right now, as you know, there is still no deal. those sites are still hundreds of billions of dollars apart. mike emanuel has more. reporter: hello, jenna. speaker john boehner says the republicans made a good-faith effort to avert a fiscal crisis. they say essentially this is now t
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, the impact from superstorm sandy. it wasn't there. that's what the bureau of labor sta stisks told us. we thought it might have a significant impact. it didn't. second of all, a number of people gave up on looking for work. that's why you see the significant decline in the unemployment rate. >> where were the jobs gained? >> primarily retail, which added 53,000 jobs. business services have been strong throughout this recovery. we saw those add 43,000 jobs and lastly health care, which has been one of those fields that most people would say is untouchable because there's a growing need for health care as the boomer population ages and because there are consistently jobs in the health care. also computer services were strong. retail, one thing to note, it's november, people hire for the holidays. >> rebecca jarvis, thank you. >> now to the crisis in the middle east. rejecting president mohamed morsi's call for reconciliation, refusing to compromise last night as he spoke to the nation. earlier, morsi got a call from president obama after a deadly confrontation between morsi's supporters and
was on an island shooting "survivor." >>> after heading to d.c. to ask for aid for superstorm sandy damage, chris christie explains his change of heart to president obama days after the storm and days before the presidential election. check out what he told jon stewart on "the daily show." >> people have different skill sets at different times. >> i see. so he wasn't a leader until you needed leadership. >> maybe until -- maybe until he was presented with an opportunity to lead. >> all right. >> critics call it a step towards union busting. protests against a proposed new labor law in a state known for organized labor. we are live from michigan next. >>> and call it man versus python. the state of florida needs your help to kill thousands of massive reptiles. why does this sound like it may not end well? they're about 10 times softer and may have surface pores where bacteria can grow and multiply. polident is specifically designed to clean dentures daily. its unique micro-clean formula kills 99.9% of odor causing bacteria and helps dissolve stains, cleaning in a better way than brushing with toot
for superstorm sandy recovery efforts. thatie request falls short of total damage estimates. they say they'll need closer to $82 billion to repair their states. >>> it's been more than 15 years since he was mysteriously gunned down, but the los angeles coroner's office has finally released the autopsy report on rapper christopher wallace, also known as the notorious big or biggy smalls. the 23-page report shows wallace suffered four gunshot wounds, one of which was fatal. to date, no arrests made in that case. it remains unsolved. >>> secret service agents at risk all because one man lost some sensitive computer information. the shocking mistake was kept largely secret until now. cnn's brian todd has the details. >> reporter: law enforcement and congressional sources tell cnn the u.s. secret service is being investigated for a potentially damaging loss of information. the data was on two back-up computer tapes which contain very sensitive personnel and investigative information, according to our sources. >> you lost the drive containing the identity of every agent. >> reporter: it might re
recover from the devastation of superstorm sandy. while lawmakers in new york and new jersey call it a good start. they add, it won't cover everything. peter doocy live with details. >> kelly, new york governor. rather new jersey governor chris christie and andrew cuomo initially asked washington for about 79 billion dollars to rebuild their states and they are now thanking the president for his 60.4 billion dollars commitment and the white house wrote a letter to congress yesterday that says these are funds necessary to finance a needed recovery effort and to help the the region prepare for future challenges, including future severe storms and coastal flooding, swells impacts associated with a changing climate. but, amid the debt debate in d.c., there are questions how easy it will be to get congress to write such a big check and speaker boehner's spokesman says we will review it and al rogers says it's up to congress to help those hurt by sandy, but also our responsibility during these tight budget times to make sure that the victims of this storm are getting the most of every s
council will be meeting to discuss their response to superstorm sandy and what changes might be needed. maryland's senators testified about the damage on the eastern shore yesterday on capitol hill. barbara mikulski says they need more federal aide. ben cardin talked about what can be done to protect future storm damage. sources tell the associated press they'll ask for $50 billion to repair the damage. >>> contractor christopher diatz has won a preliminary injunction against james perez. the two former high school classmates are headed to trial over a home improvement project. the judge ordered the theft allegations be removed. >>> with all this disagreement in washington over the fiscal cliff, there's going to be a much different tone outside the white house this afternoon. >> that's thanks to the annual pageant of peace and national christmas tree lighting festivities. erica gross has a preview. >> reporter: the national park foundation is ready to give you a tree lighting ceremony you won't soon forget. the national tree was brand new, just planted in october and it has been preppe
to depend on the federal government for anything. we have learned that in our area with superstorm sandy. is there anything you can do locally to make a difference? do you have to wait for the president to give you money and declare this state or is there anything locally that can be done or privately? >> no. actually, i think federally is where we're going to have to look to see a solution to this problem. that and to the sky for rain. we need this process of blasting these rock pinnacles to be expedited as fast as possible. we need more water to be released out of the missouri river and missouri river basin and we'll need more rain otherwise it will be huge economic impact to the american consumer. melissa: let's talk about that. besides the fact this is pretty astounding and a lot of us don't know it is going on it will ultimately impact us because if there are $7 billion worth of goods going through this area that has a domino effect to the rest of the country in terms of prices. what could we expect to see in the rest of the country? >> i think what you can see as direct example is
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, not having my kids here. what am i going to do for the holidays? >> greta: outraged victims of superstorm sandy blasting president obama and fema for leaving them out in the cold. more than a month after sandy battered the east coast, many people still without electricity, others struggling to rebuild their homes. and they say the feds are not giving them the help they promised. tonight in new york, fed up victims confronting government officials. wnyw reporter is live in balance hor borbalharbour queens with t. >> reporter: this meeting was a bit calmer than that. probably because it was inside of a church, but folks here just as frustrated with the entire process. you may remember that the cap for fema if you received the aid and go through all the red tape is just under $32,000 which seems like a decent amount. when you're talking about the cost of living here in the new york metro area, it's kind of like small potatoes. we were talking to one couple here, their home gutted, but they want to rebuild. they have to rebuild. this is the only area they've ever known to live in here, so the
it all. >> this next picture is superstorm sandy. the president with mike bloomberg and janet napolitano touring the damage. you can just imagine how grim that tom donlon -- i'm not sure if tom is also in the picture. you can see what they're looking at. >> right. you know, the one that -- he's not in this picture, but what jumps in my mind is the criticism that chris christie got over saying nice things when president obama went up to new jersey to tour the devastation. i just think the seriousness that's conveyed in this picture, i almost never say this. there are things in which politics takes a very far back seat. this is one of them. >> take a look at the next picture. we were talking a few minutes ago about possible cabinet choices. there's dennis mcdone noug on the right and jack lou is if he's the treasury secretary and tom lon lan, the national security adviser. the president is so comfortable with these insiders. these are great pictures by pete suza. look at air force one. the president is in marine one coming in behind. there's air force one that's a wonderful picture. finall
aid for states that were devastated by superstorm sandy. it may not pass in congress until next year because of the fiscal cliff situation. >>> and some electronic device bans could be lifted. in a letter to the faa, the agency called for greater use of portable devices on planes. i thought they affected navigation systems. but maybe that's not true. >>> and finally, a fish tale with a picture to prove it. a fisherman caught what is believed to be the biggest yellow fin tuna ever. landed on rod and reel, that is. 459 pounds. he fought the fish for two hours. the previous record, dan harris was reminded me, was 427 pounds this year. >> i take this very seriously, ron. >> a walking encyclopedia. >> he likes his sushi. >>> time for the weather and ginger zee. >> good morning, everybody. i want to start in the pacific northwest, where they've been waiting for snow at the ski resorts. and snowboarders happy, too. snoqualmie pass, they got it. they got well over six inches in a lot of spot. that same storm that drops that snow is moving through the northern plains. that's what will be resp
to home now, president obama has asked congress for $60 billion. that's in aide to help with superstorm sandy's cleanup in all states. the request comes in the midst of a tough fiscal cliff fight and house speaker john boehner says they will review the request by the president. new york and new jersey originally asked for a combined $79 billion in aide. the states' governors say they are grateful for any help. >>> the supreme court taking up the controversial issue of gay marriage. the high court agreed to hear two important cases, prop 8 out of california and doma out of new york. a federal court recently overturned prop 8 after the measure passed by voters. the court will decide if doma violates the fifth amendment of equal protection under the law that applies to same-section couples legally married in other states. >>> today is a very happy day for same-section couples in washington state. it is the first day they can marry under the new law, legalizing gay marriage. couples began lining up for licenses early thursday morning. some courthouses opened up at midnight for the ceremonie
: well, it was a storm for the record books. superstorm sandy devastating parts of the east coast. it may have been just a category 1 hurricane, just a category 1 but remember, remember this warning from our very own janice dean? >> a million people could be affected by this storm. so people like, oh, it is a northeast storm. only a category 1. what is the big deal? no, this is an impressive storm. this is not just a tropical system as jenna mentioned. we have basically a hurricane inside a giant nor'easter for the record books. the lowest pressure on record at this latitude. so that is impressive. what pressure means, the lower it goes, the stronger the storm that we are dealing with. jenna: if you remember this but at that time when janice was giving us that forecast it was going back and forth. is it a hurricane, is it not a hurricane, is it a hurricane? now the national hurricane center is taking a lot of heat because it didn't issue hurricane watches and warnings. the center proposed changes to criteria for storm warnings for everybody because of this one storm on the east coast. wha
superstorm sandy with bruce springsteen. we'll have that for you. >>> a packed show for you this morning. michigan congressman, justin amiutomati aumash will join us, leonard curts and lauren ashburn and economist diane swonk will join us when we talk about the job numbers. it's friday, december 7th and "starting point" begins right now. >>> welcome, everybody. our team this morning, ryan lizza, our washington correspondent for the new yorker, richard socarides is with us, former adviser to bill clinton. >> although some days he wishes he was. >> oh, wow! this is richard right here. new yorker.com joining us. that's will cain, people. we know that. our texan, resident texan and cowboy boot wearer. >> every day. >> blaze.com blogger. nice to have you all with us. zoraida sticking around as well. let's talk about that tsunami threat that's been lifted in japan. it was a terrifying moment out there. rocked by a 7.2 magnitude quake. i think that's our japan bureau, that camera. the tremor hit off the coast. the building shaking. want to get right back to alex zolberg. the video i'm seeing ar
's interesting about this is we still need to see superstorm sandy impact, maybe it will show up next month. who knows. presidential election is over. the federal reserve, by the way, will be watching to see what the fed does in terms of monetary policy. we know it will keep interest rates very low. will they have any stimulus up their sleeve? all of this are things we're still looking forward to. fiscal cliff still hanging over us. markets, at least, are telling us that we think washington will get its act together, avert the fiscal cliff and like what they see from the jobs report this morning. >> my goodness. that's optimism there. can you talk to me a little more about this job market shrinking and that maybe why the unemployment rate dropped? >> two surveys that the government takes, household survey where they call thos thousands of people at home and ask, are you working? that's the number that gives us the unemployment rate. they also talked to thousands and thousands of companies and they say how many jobs do you have? how many jobs have you added? that's how you get that net job creati
146,000 jobs despite the fact that superstorm sandy caused $60 billion worth of damage in this country. but after all that devastation, construction jobs are seeing a big bump in communities that sandy hit hard. rick leventhal is live on staten island, new york, a little bit of a silver lining here, rick. >> reporter: yeah. of course a lot of businesses suffered as a result of hurricane sandy, especially restaurants and retail hit by that storm surge. but as you mentioned, some businesses are seeing a boom, especially in the home improvement area. construction jobs, plumbers, electricians, landscapers, roofers, drywall finishers, they're all working very, very hard, getting a lot of new business. we spoke to a couple, dana that and anthony devigne know, who run their own electrical contracting business, here's what they told us. >> people want their work done right away, and we're working as hard as we can to get that done for them. >> and i'm a firm believer in taking the work while it's there, so we really don't pass up too much. if we have to work saturdays and sundays, we will. >>
man' home survived superstorm sandy. but it did not make it through the recovery. >> the township didn't know what happened. i called the governor' office and she said to me, are you sure your house is gone? i said, miss, you miss place a pen or pencil, you don't miss place a house. ♪ i wish my patits could see what i see. ♪ that over time, having high cholesterol and any of thesrisk factors can put them at increased risk for plaque buildup in their arteries. so it's even more important to lower their cholesterol, and that's why, when diet and exercise alone aren't enough, i prescribe crestor. in a clinical trial versus lipitor, crestor got more high-risk patients' bad cholesterol to a goal of under 100. [ female announcer ] crestor is not right for everyone. like people with liver disease or women who are nursing, pregnant or may become pregnant. tell your doctor about other medicines you're taking. call your doctor rht away if you have muscle pain or weakness, feel unusually tired, calhave loss of appetite, upper belly pain, dark urine or yellowing of skin or eyes. these could be
billion in preventive measures in the event of another storm. monday marks six weeks since superstorm sandy slammed into the northeast. thousands of americans still suffering out there in the cold temperatures, and the tempers are flaring over fema's slow response and the lack of housing. >> it is the people in the area that have helped each other. forget red cross. forget all of these other agencies. it was the people that came from all over the united states to help the people. red cross don't deserve credit. they are here now because they are hereafter the fact. >> now good news on the horizon, one hopes, for victims needing shelter in new jersey. let's bring in new jersey congressman. thanks for being with us. as i understand it you got off the phone with the administrator yesterday evening. he finally promised by monday to provide some of the temporary housing. you know, the mobile homes and the trailers. but my goodness, everybody knew there were thousands of new jersey residents without a place to live six weeks ago. why would it take fema six weeks to do the obvious? >> they a
no impact from superstorm sandy. the unemployment rate went down 7.7%. here is the reason why. the labor force participation rate down to 63.6%, and 350,000 people passed the work force and gave up looking for work. that is the real story in the jobs report. that is why many -- why the rate came down. a lot of people flat out discouraged. the white house releasing a statement on the jobs report, same as always saying the economy is growing, policies are working. only a small game for stocks this morning. dow industrials, 51 points. back in a moment with a young republican. where's your gift? uh... whew. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. ship fedex express by december 22nd for ristmas delivery. i took my son fishing every year. we had a great spot, not easy to find, but worth it. but with copd making it hard to bathe, i thought those days might be over. so my doctor prescribed symbicort. it heps significantly improve my lung function starting within five minutes. symbicort doesn't replace a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms. with symbicort, today i'm'm breathing bette. an
of superstorm sandy cuts into earnings by six cents. four square cracked the top three in mobile apps rankings. according to a report, the new york based software company landed behind only facebook and twitter in theerankings. that's the latest from the fox business network giving you the power to prosper. ♪ dennis: more out of egypt. protesters lighting fires, an estimated 50,000 marchers. roiters reported that president morsi left the palace in the face was protests, left the residence, and protesters broke through police lines, and pulled back after the tear gas. thousands protesting morsi's declaration giving him nearly unrestricted powers. cheryl: west coast minute. upddte on a story we followed for you. the ports of los angeles and long beach shut right now as clerical workers enter the second week of striking. ten of the 14 terminals are shut because dock workers refuse to cross the picket line. ships idling outside waiting to be cleared to enter with some diverted now to panama. the national retail companies asking the white house to intervene. the fine for texting and driving may g
don't think that war ever technically ended. and superstorm sandy brought devastated and will cost tens of billions of dollars and now the president is asking congress for 60 billion to help with the cleanup. peter doocy is live in washington with the latest on the recovery efforts. >> reporter: good morning, clayton, you're right the white house wrote a letter, the speaker of the house, to request 64.4 billion dollars and the number recommends funds needed to finance a recovery effort and help the region prepare for future challenges, including future severe storms and flooding as well as impacts associated with a changing climate. just because the white house is requesting 60.4 billion dollars doesn't necessarily mean it will be easily approved by the house of representatives, because money is tight right now and as spokeman for speaker boehner says simply, we have the request and we will review it. four u.s. senators from new york and new jersey, chuck schumer robert menendez and kirsten gillibrand says the money might get caught up with people wanting it elsewhere. and it's a
fewer than the 171,000 that were added in october. a lot happened last month. superstorm sandy, labor turmoil at hostess and business uncertainty because our elected officials won't get their act together and deal with the fiscal cliff. brace yourself for a job number that could be even lower than the already weak forecast. i hope i am wrong about that. from the cnn money newsroom in new york, i'm ali velshi. that's it from me. same time tomorrow. i plugged in snapshot, and 30 days later, i was saving big on car insurance. with snapshot, i knew what i could save before i switched to progressive. the better i drive, the more i save. i wish our company had something this cool. you're not filming this, are you? aw! camera shy. snapshot from progressive. test-drive snapshot before you switch. visit progressive.com today. plays a key role throughout our lives. one a day men's 50+ is a complete multivitamin designed for men's health concerns as we age. it has 7 antioxidants to support cell health. one a day men's 50+. it has 7 antioxidants to support cell health. social security are just nu
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